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OPNsense pros and cons

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OPNsense Pros review quotes

RA
Apr 6, 2023
We have been operating here in our lab for several months, and everything appears to be extremely stable.
Ralf Wenzel - PeerSpot reviewer
May 2, 2022
The IDS and IPS features are valuable. From the usability perspective, there is a lot of good documentation. As IT professionals, we found it very easy to configure the firewall. It was easy to configure and use.
MK
Aug 28, 2019
The feature I find most valuable, is that the program helped me to realize all the requested functionality that was needed.
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YaserAljohani - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 25, 2020
The most valuable features in OPNsense are reporting and visibility.
Eddy Ramirez - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 20, 2023
The solution has high availability.
HP
Jan 14, 2021
The most valuable features are reporting, the Sensei plugin, and firewall capabilities.
AB
Jun 27, 2019
We can open a new VPN connection easily. It's much easier than with Fortinet in our experience.
Akram Zaki Hussein - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 22, 2023
The DNS-level filtering is impressive for thwarting time scanners.
TS
Dec 8, 2022
What I like best about OPNsense is that, as a firewall, it's pretty good. I'm quite impressed with it. I had an excellent experience with OPNsense, which helped me achieve the targets I wanted.
CA
Oct 13, 2020
The VPN server feature is the most valuable. It is integrated with Radius and AAA for doing accounting and authentication. Insight view is also an important feature for me at this time. It allows me to assess our network traffic. I also like the firewall feature. The BSD kernel has a packet filter. It is one of the most solid frameworks for firewalls. Its user interface is one of the best interfaces I have used.
 

OPNsense Cons review quotes

RA
Apr 6, 2023
I think the most important thing is that it should be easily accessible, but currently, that doesn't seem to be the case. We need a hardware platform that's based on common standards and open computing principles, which would be like a commodity and benefit us greatly.
Ralf Wenzel - PeerSpot reviewer
May 2, 2022
We did not like the fact that you have to configure everything with the graphic user interface. We have used other firewalls, such as FortiGate, that you can configure via code. OPNsense is not easy to integrate. When you are deploying via GitHub or another source repository, this is not possible. That's one thing we didn't like much.
YaserAljohani - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 25, 2020
There are issues with stability and reliability.
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Eddy Ramirez - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 20, 2023
The reporting part could be better.
HP
Jan 14, 2021
I would like to see better SD-WAN performance.
AB
Jun 27, 2019
OPNsense showed me some problems when using it in different environments. The problem is integration with a virtual server.
Akram Zaki Hussein - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 22, 2023
Given that OPNsense plays a pivotal role as a firewall, safeguarding against various threats, having a reliable backup ensures uninterrupted protection even if unforeseen events impact the primary virtual machine.
TS
Dec 8, 2022
An area for improvement in OPNsense is the hardware, which needs to be updated more frequently. DNS blocking is another good feature I want to be added to the solution. pfSense has a peer-blocking feature that I also want to see in OPNsense.
CA
Oct 13, 2020
The only thing that I would like to see improved is the Insight or the NetFlow analysis part. It would be good to have the possibility to dig down on the Insight platform. Right now, we can easily do only a few analyses. If this page becomes more powerful, it surely will be a well-adopted platform.
ML
Mar 30, 2023
There is room for improvement in SSL inspection.